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Natarajan becomes first Indian to make international debut in 3 formats on same tour

Published Jan 15, 2021, 11:15 am IST | Updated Jan 15, 2021, 11:15 am IST

Pacer Thangarasu Natarajan, who came to Australia as a net bowleron Friday became the first Indian cricketer to make his international debut

Thangarasu Natarajan
Thangarasu Natarajan

Brisbane: Pacer Thangarasu Natarajan, who came to Australia as a net bowler, on Friday became the first Indian cricketer to make his international debut across all three formats during the same tour.

The 29-year-old Tamil Nadu player was one of the rookies named in the playing eleven of the injury-ravaged Indian team against Australia in the fourth and final Test which started here on Friday.

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Thangarasu NatarajanThangarasu Natarajan

He made his international debut in the third ODI against Australia on December 2 in Canberra, which India won by 13 runs.

Natarajan made an immediate impact by taking two wickets for 70 runs from his 10 overs.

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Natarajan then played his part in India's 2-1 series win in the subsequent three-match T20 International rubber by taking six wickets during the series.

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"Welcome to Test cricket ... Thangarasu Natarajan becomes the first Indian player to make his International debut across all three formats during the same tour," the ICC tweeted. 

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